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New York Times, Saturday, November 30, 2013

Author:
Byron Walden and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
9811/23/20016/21/202015
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1301293637
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1.58321
Byron Walden
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532/19/20059/8/202026
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60001
Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Walden. This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Brad: Byron has always been a clip-and-save constructor for me, so I jumped at the chance when he sent me a corner and proposed we try ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Byron and Brad sure know how to put together a great, tough Saturday crossword. The grid is lovely, and most of the clues are theirs. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another beauty from two of the themeless masters, Byron and Brad, with a neat mini-theme: BW answers in the corners, perfect for Brad ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1130 ( 23,398 )
Across
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1960s sitcom character with the catchphrase "I see nothing!" : SGTSCHULTZ
11
Kvetch : CRAB
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Pitchblende, e.g. : URANIUMORE
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Disney title character surnamed Pelekai : LILO
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Singles collection? : DATINGPOOL
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Hostile : UGLY
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Malignant acts : SPITE
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"Not serious!" : IKID
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Lose one's place? : SHOW
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Itches : YENS
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Places gowns are worn, for short : ORS
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Setting for many reprises : ACTTWO
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Elated outpouring : PAEAN
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Hercules type : HEMAN
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Result of some fermentation : BIOGAS
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Ingredient in Worcestershire sauce : TAMARIND
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Still in the 17-Across : UNMATED
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Still : SILENCE
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Second baseman in both of the Dodgers' 1980s World Series : STEVESAX
40
Like South Carolina vis-à-vis North Carolina, politically : REDDER
41
Storied abductee : HELEN
42
Sports mascot who's a popular bobblehead figure : MRMET
44
Ring : WREATH
46
Comfort's partner : AID
47
"The X-Files" project, for short : SETI
51
Verb in the world's first telegraph message : HATH
52
Watergate units: Abbr. : APTS
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Embroidery loop : PICOT
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Brand once pitched by Garfield : ALPO
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Where filing work is done : NAILSALONS
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Relative of aloha or shalom : CIAO
59
Home of the WNBA's Silver Stars : SANANTONIO
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Transcendental aesthetic developer : KANT
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Accent for plus fours, often : ARGYLESOCK
Down
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Like many drafts : SUDSY
2
Lollipop selection : GRAPE
3
Tarte ___ (French apple dessert) : TATIN
4
Uncooperative moods : SNITS
5
What César awards honor : CINE
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Stick close to : HUG
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One paid to make calls : UMPIRE
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Considers : LOOKSAT
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." role : TROI
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Literary wife in "Midnight in Paris" : ZELDA
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Nearly set? : CLUSTERED
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Judicious state : RIGHTMIND
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Minor payment : ALLOWANCE
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Early riser? : BOYWONDER
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Locales that may be well-supplied? : OASES
25
Digs on a slope : CHALET
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Recognition not sought by Benjamin Franklin : PATENT
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Rapper with the 2012 album "Life Is Good" : NAS
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Clear one's way, in a way : BUSHWHACK
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Latin condenser : INTERALIA
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Cookware that's often hinged : OMELETPAN
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Cared : GAVEAHOOT
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Overcome by mud : MIRED
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Weir : DAM
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Blue label : XRATING
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Lose : MISLAY
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Medieval merchants' guild : HANSA
47
Grain elevator components : SILOS
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Discount, in combination : ECONO
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Vodka ___ : TONIC
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"There, there" : ITSOK
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"Up to ___" (1952 game show) : PAAR
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Fancy spread : PATE
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Show on Sen. Franken's résumé : SNL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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